1949 BUICK

The 1949 Buick was the first all new design since the end of World War II. With the sleeker and more graceful Buick than the 1946-47s, sales soared. Most interesting was the Buick Riviera with its new "hardtop convertible" configuration. Also introduced in 1949 was Buick's "VentiPorts": four on the front fenders of Roadmaster models and three ports on the others. VentiPorts would become a Buick trademark for years to come. Taillights were moved to the top edge of the rear fenders. With the focus on design, the mechanicals remained basically the same, with modest horsepower improvements to the engines.

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